Throwing a Circus-Themed Birthday Party (For Keeps Photo + Yeah ShootPhotobooth Review)

Feb 15, 2016 | party ideas | 35 comments

For weddings, birthdays or even simple events, looking for a P&V (photo and video) suppliers is the most tedious part. As much as possible, you want the best suppliers (in the world) to keep your memories alive with incredible photos/videos that will capture your event’s highlights. 
For Cloud’s birthday, I started looking for P&V suppliers since August 2015 so I could have enough time to check and choose which fits our qualifications (reviews and outputs) and of course, our budget. There are tons of P&V suppliers that you could find: from cheap to expensive and from beginners to veterans. Your pick! You just need to know what you really want for output because they are all different. And you also might consider your budget.

As I lurked at Girltalk forum, I’ve heard about For Keeps (David Lim and Jet Lamosa) with good impressions and reviews.
After browsing their photos and MTV-style videos from their past events which I liked plus they fit our budget, there was a sign of relief when I’ve found the right one for Cloud’s birthday. It may sound cliche but if you are a first-time mom who plans your baby’s first birthday by yourself, you can totally relate! After exchanging emails with David and Jet, I finally made a 1,000php reservation to block off our event date. Yehey!
So come January 24, I was glad they arrived an hour earlier. And finally, I got to meet the people I exchanged emails with hehe. Both Jet and David were very active during the event. I also love the way they captured the small details such as cake toppers and other DIYs. I will make a separate post for the DIYs soon.

Jet was able to capture the kids’ facial expressions during Erney’s performance which is great!

All photos courtesy of For Keeps. 
And now the exciting part, our MTV Style video! 

Cloud_MTV from Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos on Vimeo.

David informed me that they will send the DVD within 6 to 12 days but to my surprise, I received them earlier, 5 days to be exact. What’s really more remarkable is that I really love the choice of song. It makes you groovin’ while listening to it and perfectly fits our carnival-theme party.

I will never get tired watching this video. *teary-eyed* 


My only gripe is that after browsing the photos I noticed that NOT all the guests were taken especially those late comers (kasi naman late eh!). Though I understand that David and Jet were all focused on Erney’s performance and with the kids. I just hope they have someone who can still capture at the audience side. Other than that, For Keeps Photo is highly recommend.

Supplier: For Keeps 
Peso Power: 8800php (photo + MTV-style video)

Website: (website to be updated)


Now moving on, I met Mommy Sheen of Yeah Shoot Photobooth last MBP (Mommy Bloggers Philippines) Christmas Party last year.

She mentioned that they have a photo booth business and held some gigs with MBP. I didn’t think twice to get them for my party because they are giving special discounts for MBP members like me. Yey!

What I like about them is that they are using a green screen instead of the usual white tarpaulin as a backdrop. To others, this may costs 5k to 7k for 4 hours. So trust me when I say I got a good deal! 🙂

Mommy Sheen was able to deliver the layout ahead of time and pretty quick to edit some changes based on our preferences.  

With the late comers hehe


Supplier: Yeah Shoot Photobooth
Peso Power: 4000php++
So I think that’s a wrap for this post. 
I hope you find it helpful. 
Thank you for reading!
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  1. Masshole Mommy

    That sounds like a fun theme for a party! My kids would love it 🙂

  2. Eugenia

    Like this party theme! So fun and creative!

  3. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    I threw a circus theme party (wow that was so long ago). It was so much fun, really loud, but a lot of fun

  4. Mom Knows Best

    We went to the circus yesterday. This would be a fun party to plan.

  5. ana de jesus

    What a great party theme I love the idea of a circus theme!

  6. Lexie Lane

    Sounds a fun and great idea for a birthday party. Looks perfect for my son's birthday.

  7. Heather Jones

    That looks like fun! We'll be planning a birthday party here in the next few weeks.

  8. Aziel Morte

    What a fun theme party. looks unique i love this for the 2nd birthday of my son

  9. Michelle Mink

    the pictures turned out great! the kids all look like they are having such a great time

  10. Rini Desarin

    For Keeps sounds like a great way to capture the photos. Love it.

  11. Liz Mays

    The expressions on the kids' faces are just too cute! What a super fun party idea.

  12. Mai C.

    Looks like the party is a hit. I've never planned anything this big before. It would be nice to do something like this for the twins but with a princess themed one.

  13. Kiwi

    I love the MTV video! This is a party you guys went all out looked so fun!

  14. Home Jobs by MOM

    I'd love to have someone take videos and pictures at parties. I'm always running around with my head cut off and barely get the chance to take any most of the time.

  15. Esme Sy

    A photo booth makes the party more fun. The kids looked like they had a blast.

  16. jenjen

    Wow Awesome shots!

  17. JESSICA Cassidy

    Sounds like everybody had a blast. I LOVED all their expressions, so priceless so precious.

  18. mail4rosey

    What a great idea for a party. I love your pictures!

  19. Neri Ann

    Ang cute ng mga stolen shots ng mga bagets!!

  20. Pehpot Pineda

    It looks a fun fun fun party! Kitang kita sa reaction ng mga kids eh 🙂

  21. Berlin Maynigo

    My son will be turning one this August and I've already kept in touch with one supplier you've mentioned before. First she asked me was: theme. And We might be having a circus themed party, too. Thank you for this. Your posts are indeed a great help to this mama.

  22. Nini Perez

    This is great and affordable. My son's 1st is coming up. I'll keep this in mind. 🙂

  23. Shaylee Anne

    These are amazing pictures and it looks like everyone had A LOT of fun! 🙂

  24. Colette S

    Yes it's always nice to see the audience too.

    I love the idea. The kids seem very engaged.
    Definitely looks fun!

  25. Rowena Wendy Lei

    Nice quality photo booth photos! In most parties I've been to the photo booth photos are usually too pale.

  26. Catherine Balayan

    Looks like its an amazing party, goob job with the DIY planning 🙂 As early as now, I'm already planning my youngest baptismal and 1st birthday. Thank you for your reviews, will definitely check them out especially the photobooth.

  27. The Mommy-Files

    That looks like so much fun! I bet the kids all had a blast! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Melisa Sanchez

    Ang galing and ganda ng quality ng mga pictures nila sis. Ang saya ng birthday ni Claud 🙂


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